WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - President Donald Trump tweeted on the government shutdown early Saturday morning.
President Trump blamed Democrats for the current gridlock and accused them of playing "shutdown politics."
Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Southern Border. They could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead. #WeNeedMoreRepublicansIn18 in order to power through mess!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
He explained the process as to why the short-term spending bill did not pass in the Senate. For the bill to pass in the Senate, 60 votes are needed. He asked voters to put more Republicans in office during the mid-term elections.
For those asking, the Republicans only have 51 votes in the Senate, and they need 60. That is why we need to win more Republicans in 2018 Election! We can then be even tougher on Crime (and Border), and even better to our Military & Veterans!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018